Award: Evidence-Based Dentistry 1

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This Higher Education ProgrammeAward Evidence-Based  Dentistry 1  is accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA), to be delivered by European Institute of Medical Studies (EIMS) under the licence number 2018-004 and Licence Category: Higher Education Institution.


ETCS : 5


mode of attendance : full-time

training side : Malta

duration : 125 hours  (Total Learning Hours)

course code : EIMSUA29

mode of delivery : face to face

language : english/Italian


Through this study-unit students will be introduced to the concepts of evidence-based dentistry (EBD). Students are required to identify an issue arising from clinical practice and will develop this into a focused question. Students will learn basics of understanding, analysing and synthesizing the evidence retrieved and they also will develop academic reading and writing skills


at the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

a)     Discuss the concept of evidence-based practice in healthcare;

b)     Outline the process of evidence-based dentistry;

c)     Discuss the main research designs underlying published evidence;

d)     Discuss how to undertake a systematic search of the literature;

e)     Discuss how to critically appraise research evidence;

f)      Demonstrate the skills required to implement evidence in practice.



at the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

a)     Discuss critically the concept of evidence-based practice in healthcare;

b)     Explain the process of evidence-based dentistry;

c)     Formulate a problem into an answerable format; PICO /PECO?

d)     Describe the main research designs underlying published evidence;

e)     Undertake a systematic search of the literature;

f)      Demonstrate the basic concepts behind academic reading and writing;

g)     Critically appraise research evidence;

h)     Critically discuss the skills required to implement evidence in practice.

This is a residential Award taught completely in Malta. It is aimed at students intending to progress their studies in dental and / or medical fields in the European context, and who will reside in Malta for their studies.

The course shall have two different cohorts, i.e one cohort is taught the whole programme in the Italian language and another cohort shall be delivered completetly in the English language. As explained below, the applicable entry requirements stipulated below, shall apply.

For applications chosing the Italian stream Since the Award will be delivered in Italian, and the Award English language courses will start at a foundational communicative level so as to reinforce mastery before going on to the medical register, the Italian High School Diploma is fit for purpose as an entry requirement. For International applicants: Applicants shall be in possession of: 1. a qualfication at EQF level 4, which grants access to higher education. 2. English EQF level 3, Grade C or better, GCE Advanced grade C or better, IELTS 6.5, or equivalent. All applicants shall undergo an inteview at point of application, to be carried out face-to-face or by video-call. The purpose of this interview shall be a) to verify the documentation of the application, b) to ensure that the applicant and his/her family are fully conversant with the requirements of residential tuition in Malta, and c) to verify that the applicant has sufficient communicative competence in English to undertake the Award with profit and communicate in the Maltese social context.

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The Award pedagogy will be a mix of interactive lectures with theoretical and practical components. Lectures are typlically 50 minutes long, starting with a presentation of the lesson summary and completed with lesson synthesis and a Q&A session. The practical component, structured in conjunction with the theoretical component, consists of weekly classes of 110 minutes.

The syllabus will be taught using the support of multimedia devices. Relevant theoretical concepts will be exposed in the classroom. Discussion based on “problem issues” will be promoted. These different teaching approaches aim to develop the student’s ability to create their own model of learning, adapted to each programmatic topic.

Students  will engage with practical work through use of  digital resources made available by EIMS and well known to young people.  Students will  become familiar with the contents of the units using a modern approach and familiar for them.

Collaborative teamwork via our online platform will be organized.  Small group of  laboratory sessions will be organized where students will be able to use the study models and the contents of the units.


Assessment Format 1 (AF1)


Marks component Max.
attendance, punctuality and attitude of the student in the classroom/during learning (min. acceptable attendance is 80%) 10
Interim evaluation through test with multiple choice items 45
Final evaluation through test with multiple choice items 45


AF1  Format, 55 shall be considered the pass-mark, of which 50 marks needs to be come from the two multiple choice tests, each of 90 minutes. A high mark in attendance shall not compensate for joint mark of less than 50 in the two multiple choice tests.

Monday 02nd June 2023 Friday 29th September 2023
Tuesday 01st August 2023 Saturday 12th August 2023

course fee: € 370

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The Award Evidence Based Dentistry 1  serves to lead to the continuation of studies in a Dentistry Degree in other Universities. Therefore, since this Award serves as the introductory course of a Dental Programme and it does not lead to granting access to practising the dental profession.

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